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Scappoose Public Library

Library Policies

Computer Use Policy

Scappoose Public Library District is pleased to provide patrons with access to computers with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet/email access and online databases. Sign up to use a computer at the front desk. Sign up sheets are kept for one month for statistical purposes and then destroyed. Computer use policy is based on respect for other users, computer equipment and staff members.

Patrons are guaranteed 30 minutes of use. After 30 minutes, if there are other patrons waiting, staff will ask computer users to relinquish their computer on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Wireless Internet Access

All users are expected to use the library’s wireless access to the Internet in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the policies stated above. Users should not violate federal, Oregon, or local laws, including the transmission or receiving of child pornography or harmful material, fraud, or illegally downloading copyrighted material.

Wifi Connections Are Not Secure

As with most public wireless “hot spots,” the library’s wireless connection is not secure.

Any information being sent or received could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Cautious and informed wireless users should not transmit their credit card information, passwords and any other sensitive personal information while using any wireless “hot spot.”

Copies and Printing

Black and white copies or printing is 10 cents per page.
Color copies or printing is 50 cents per page.

Check-out Policy

You may check out library materials as soon as you are issued a card.

         Item Limits Per Card

  • Adult Cards: 50 item limit (no more than 10 DVDs at any one time)
  • Juvenile Cards: 20 item limit (5 DVDs)

        Length of Check Outs and Fines Per Day Per Item

  • Books & Audio Books: 28 days (20¢/day)
  • Audiobooks: 28 days (20¢/day)
  • Children's Materials: 28 days(10¢/day)
  • DVDs: 28 days  (25¢/day)
  • Periodicals: 28 days (20¢/day)
  • Video Games: 28 days (25¢/day)
  • Steam Kits: 7 days  (50¢/day)
  • Cultural Passes: 3 day ($1.00/day)
  • Children's Board Games: 28 days (10¢/day)
  • Board Games: 28 days (20¢/day)

Rules of behavior

The Scappoose Public Library has rules of behavior that govern all library patrons. This document is available upon request. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. The Scappoose Library assumes no responsibility or liability for any children left unattended in the building and/or on library property.

Interlibrary Loans

If you cannot locate what you need in the library, most materials can be borrowed through surrounding libraries. There is a $3.00 per item charge for not picking up the item within 10 days.

Renewal Policy

Library materials may be renewed twice over the phone or online, after which the item has to be brought into the library. If the item is not on a request list, the item can be checked in and checked out again in person.  OBOB books are not renewable due to their high demand.

Hours & Contact Information

52469 SE 2nd Street 
Scappoose, OR 97056


Reopening with limited hours June 17

Curbside pickup still available.

Monday         10:00-6:00
Tuesday         10:00-6:00
Wednesday     10:00-6:00
Thursday        10:00-6:00
Friday            10:00-6:00
Saturday        10:00-3:00
Sunday           Closed



Library2go eBooks and digital audio books are now listed in the library catalog!

Search the catalog for digital titles or click on the link above to go directly to the site.
Rocket Languages


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Columbia County is participating in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Kids 0-5 years old can be signed-up to receive a FREE book every month in the mail.   The program is designed to encourage a love of reading from an early age.  

You can sign your child up here!